12 best new children's picture books

From cave paintings to book thieves to presidential libraries, the best of this season's children's picture books cover intriguing ground.

5. "This Is the Rope" by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by James Ramsome

When a family migrates from South Carolina to Brooklyn, a piece of rope is one of the few reminders a little girl is able to take along to her strange new home. James Ramsome's evocative oil paintings perfectly illustrate the touching three-generational story told by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson.

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